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KCI Initiates Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation Randomized Controlled Study

Study to Compare Traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy to V.A.C. VeraFlo™ Instillation Therapy, using the V.A.C.Ulta™ Negative... Read more

CLOTS 3 Study Delivers Lifesaving Results Using Covidien’s Blood Clot Prevention Technology

An independent study conducted by the University of Edinburgh has successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of Covidien's Kendall SCD(TM) system... Read more

Stroke Symptoms Associated with Developing Memory and Thinking Problems

People who experience any stroke symptoms—but do not have a stroke—may also be more likely to develop problems with memory and thinking, according... Read more

Groundbreaking Dubai to Chicago Flight Saves Intensive Care Patient's Life

A man's life has been saved after pilots were able to fly him from Dubai to the U.S. while he was hooked up to a heart-lung machine.It is believed... Read more

Medications to Prevent Clots not Reaching Some Patients

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that hospitalized patients do not receive more than one in 10 doses of doctor-ordered blood thinners prescribed... Read more

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Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States alone. It’s... Read more

Airway management is of key importance to all critical care providers and their patients. Unanticipated difficulties during airway management can lead to severe complications or death. However, prediction of difficulties with upper airway access is challenging. Until now the accuracy to predict a “difficult airway” with the current methods or classification... Read more

A striking mural that hangs at Toronto General Hospital of the University Health Network has an interesting story behind it, which Tilda Shalof explains.The more than 10,000 tabs, lids, pins, stoppers, pipettes, syringes, levers, screws and connectors that make up this mural all were used to deliver patient care.  After their one-off purpose, these... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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